With the popularity of the hit Korean film Parasite, plenty of folks out there have taken an interest in other foreign shows with just as much drama and amazing acting. If you want a slight change of pace and are willing to read subtitles, Korean dramas have some great plots that aren’t common in Western television.
Netflix has so many great Korean dramas to satisfy any viewer. With witty commentary, fabulous fashion, outrageous drama, and unique settings, these are some of the best Korean dramas Netflix has right now!
10 Korean Dramas on Netflix
Moon Gang-tae and his younger brother with autism are frequently moving ever since their mother was murdered years ago. Ko Moon-young, a famous children’s book author, meets the two brothers and they form a bond that’ll help them heal their emotional wounds. (Stream on Netflix)
Rich boys are the bain of her existence as Ha-Won has had to struggle to make ends meet since she was young. Now she’s tasked with getting three cousins in check so they don’t tear at each other’s throats. It seems like the perfect deal: a hefty allowance, a big bedroom, and paid college, but there’s one catch. She can’t fall in love with any of them. (Stream on Netflix)
When a wealthy South Korean heiress has a paragliding accident and ends up in North Korean territory, she must team up with a North Korean soldier to hide her from authorities. She needs to find a way back home and he’s willing to help her out, but it’s going to a bumpy ride. (Stream on Netflix)
A cold-hearted heiress hires an ambitious young lady to act as her double. In a corporate battlefield where winning is all that matters and money runs in the millions, these two women will have to examine their lives and accept the consequences of their actions. When is winning not worth it? (Stream on Netflix)
He’s the adopted son of an Italian mafia boss with the looks and the skill needed for the job. When his father passes away and his brother threatens war, Vincenzo leaves Italy for his homeland to work as a lawyer. Korean conglomerates seem to be just as ruthless as the Italian mafia. (Stream on Netflix)
In this adaptation of a popular webtoon, a young college student struggling to make it by suspects that the popular pretty boy isn’t all that he seems to be.
She suspects he’s putting up an act and that must darker side of him has yet to surface. (Stream on Netflix)
Two strangers agree to become roommates and act like a couple to appease their nagging parents. However, when you spend time with someone every day and learn who they really are, a bond is bound to form.
They’ll have to face their feelings with each other before it’s too late. (Stream on Netflix)
Weol-ju had the power to enter people’s dreams to see what was the cause of their suffering, but the royal family she served betrayed her and lead to her suicide. Due to her actions, Weol-ju must use her powers to help people if she wishes to finally rest in peace and a boy with a strange power may be able to help her. (Stream on Netflix)
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- Ku Hye-sun, Lee Min-ho, Kim Hyun-joong (Actors)
She was just out delivering dry-cleaning but ended up saving a rich boy’s life. As thanks for her heroic deed, this poor student is sent to study at one of the most prestigious schools in South Korea, but the popular crowd isn’t going to leave her alone. What is she supposed to do when unwanted drama comes knocking at her door and an unexpected romance starts to blossom. (Stream on Netflix)
Five doctors specializing in different fields have been friends since med school and are called to work at the same hospital after years apart. Their friendship is as strong as ever and so is their love for music as they agree to start a band on their days off. A simple feel-good drama, this series is all about how we may all grow into different people, but the bonds we made will never disappear. (Stream on Netflix)
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